Amanda Elizabeth Huang was born on January 8, 1997 in Hunan, China. She was adopted in December of 1997 and came to the United States that same year. Amanda is the oldest of two children to Howard and Laura Huang. She has a younger sister, Evelyn. She is a level 9 gymnast at NorthWind Gymnastics. Currently, Amanda is in 11th grade at Rivers Academy (home school academy) and will graduate from high school in 2015. She likes to read and play piano during her spare time. Amanda is a classically trained pianist and has played since the age of five. She has successfully competed in various piano competitions including the Bach competition and the National Piano Playing Auditions as well as many festivals and recitals.
At the age of five, Amanda had a lot of energy and always wanted to learn or do something fun, so, her mom took her to Tumble Cubs. She started her competitive gymnastics career at NorthWind Gymnastics where she trained under coaches Elena Piskun and Inesa Sharouskaya until September 2013.
In 2006, Amanda competed as a level 7 gymnast. She placed third in the all-around, second on balance beam and third on floor exercise at the Level 7 State Championships. In 2007, she moved up to level 8 and finished third in the all-around and first on uneven bars at the Level 8 State Championships. At the Level 8 Regional Championships, Amanda placed 12th overall.
As a level 9 gymnast in 2008, Amanda finished first on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around at the Sterling Classic. At the Level 9 State Championships, she won the all-around title. She concluded her 2008 season at the Level 9 Eastern National Championships. Amanda continued competing level nine in 2009. She finished third in the all-around at the Atlanta Crown Invitational. She won the uneven bars title at the Sand Dollar Invitational. At the Spring Break-Out, Amanda finished first in the all-around as well as first on uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise. She then defended her Level 9 State all-around title. At the Level 9 Regional Championships, she placed seventh in the all-around and first on balance beam and floor exercise.
In 2010, Amanda moved up to level 10. She finished first in the all-around at the Atlanta Crown Invitational. She placed third in the all-around at both Presidential Classic and Mardi Gras. At the Spring Break-Out, Amanda finished first in the all-around as well as first on floor exercise and second on uneven bars and balance beam. At the Level 10 State Championships, she won the all-around title! She then finished third overall at the Level 10 Regional Championships and qualified to the Junior Olympic Nationals in Dallas, Texas. In Dallas, she placed 25th overall as well as 14th on uneven bars.
Amanda began her 2011 season at the Flip Fest Invitational where she placed second overall. She then traveled to Dallas, Texas for the Metroplex Challenge. There, she finished first on uneven bars, balance beam and in the all-around. At the Tiger Paw Classic, Amanda placed second in the all-around and first on uneven bars. In February, Amanda traveled to California for the Gliders National Elite Qualifier where she finished third in the all-around and first on floor exercise. At the Mardi Gras Invitational, she placed first on balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around. Amanda earned four silver medals on vault, balance beam, floor exercise and in the all-around as well as a gold medal on uneven bars. At the Level 10 Regionals, she placed third in the all-around and first on uneven bars. There, she qualified to the JO Nationals for the second time where she finished sixth in the all-around, first on uneven bars and seventh on balance beam. Amanda traveled to Florida for the National Elite Qualifier where she successfully passed compulsories. This qualified Amanda to junior pre-elite. A few weeks later, she competed at the Texas National Elite Qualifier and qualified to junior international elite after placing second in the all-around. This qualified Amada to the US Covergirl Classic in Chicago, IL. She concluded her 2011 season at the US Classic.
In the beginning of the 2012 season, Amanda competed in several open invitationals. In February, Amanda traveled to California for the Gliders National Elite Qualifier, finishing fifth in the all-around and second on floor exercise. A week later, she competed at the WOGA National Elite Qualifier and placed second in the all-around and first on uneven bars, qualifying to the Classics. In March, Amanda placed third in the all-around and second on balance beam at the National Gymnastics Challenge. She then traveled to Texas for the American Classic where she finished fourth in the all-around and second on uneven bars. This qualified Amanda to the VISA Championships in St. Louis, MO. A few weeks later, she competed at the Secret US Classic in Chicago, IL, finishing 16th in the all-around and 12th on uneven bars. In June, she finished 15th in the all-around, 11th on uneven bars and ninth on floor at the VISA Championships.
Amanda was unable to compete most of the 2014 season due an injury. In September 2013, Amanda and her sister, Evelyn started training at Brandy Johnson's Global Gymnastics.
Amanda trains about 30 hours per week at Brandy Johnson's Global Gymnastics in Clermont, Florida under coaches Kelly Pitzen and Brandy Johnson-Scharpf. Currently, she is preparing for the upcoming 2014 season as a senior international elite gymnast.